What would you have instead? I've always been a desktop guy, never actually owned any portible computing device... but it was getting to the stage with my current girlfriend and job, that I was going on more and more holidays and training courses etc. I needed to be able to take my technology with me. At the moment I really like the Lenovo Carbon Touch X1, great looking thing, so I probably would have gone for that. If I eventually stayed with a desktop, I'd probably look towards an all-in-one as I think they look great. Something like the Vizio CA24.